When it comes to the fast-paced world of web development, it can be hard to understand what technologies and trends may be beneficial for your web development projects – and which ones are just trends that will have no lasting impact on web development.
Curious to learn more, and explore the top technologies and trends that are impacting the world of web design today? In this article, we’ll take a look at 4 helpful trends and technologies that are sure to be a big part of the future of web design. Let’s get started now.
AI And Chatbots
AI (Artificial Intelligence) is sure to have ramifications for the future of web development, particular as AI and Machine Learning become less expensive and easier to implement into web development projects.
One of the most cutting-edge and beneficial uses for current AI technology is in chatbots. AI-based chatbots and virtual assistants are being used by many major companies such as Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Google, and are becoming indispensable in today’s digital age.
Chatbots are particularly useful for customer interaction. Using AI and a chatbot, many customer inquiries can be addressed to an automated system, allowing users to get the answers they need without talking to a human. It’s estimated that about 85% of customer interactions will be handled primarily by chatbots by 2020.
AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages)
Mobile traffic is now responsible for more than 52% of all worldwide web traffic, as of 2019, and as more people around the world turn to smartphones as their primary method of communication and web browsing, this number will only increase.
That’s why AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) is such an important development trend. This set of guidelines, which were devised by Google, has been designed to provide users with a better mobile browsing experience on smartphones – dramatically reducing loading times, and helping to improve overall website performance and speed, as well as search result rankings for websites that support the AMP framework.
Single-Page Applications And Progressive Web Apps
Progressive web apps are websites that look and feel like apps – but do not require users to download the app for it to work. Google Play Instant is a great example of this. With this feature, web apps can be launched directly from a browser.
Single-page applications are similar but distinct from progressive web apps. Single-page applications allow users to browse an entire website or use an online application without reloading the page.
Facebook Mobile uses this type of architecture, as do other online applications like Google Maps, Google Calendar, and Instagram. Because there is no need to open up a new page or wait for the page to load, users get a better, more streamlined experience.
Push notifications are often used in mobile development but are starting to become more common for desktop websites, as well. Using a push notification, developers can send notifications about sales on eCommerce sites or to send updates about an order that has recently shipped. For a news website, push notifications could be used to send the latest headlines or a recent blog post.
Using push notifications enables a whole new level of customer interactivity, which will help improve the overall user experience of interacting with your website.
Keep An Eye On These Trends And Technologies In 2019 And Beyond!
As time goes on, these technologies and trends are sure to affect the future of web development. So start thinking about how you can incorporate them into your website today – and stay ahead of the curve!